Dominio Basconcillos "12 Meses" Ribera del Duero 2011
Tempranillo｜Ribera del Duero, Spain
An amazing value on a perfectly-aged Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, one of Spain's most premium regions. Only available from Prologue Wine Co.
Dominio Basconcillos is a family operation, in what looks like a lunar landscape of chalky-limestone soils at over 2500 feet in elevation, perfectly befitting the local tinta del país clone of Tempranillo. The estate is certified organic and all practices are minimalist in nature and all-natural. Their wines consistently earn 90+ points every vintage and are a favorite of sommeliers and wine bars throughout the country.
The wine has a deep, meaty nose of crushed berries, green herbs, smoke and leather. The palate is rich, smooth and succulent, with fine grained tannins, blackberry cobbler, mocha, and sweet pipe tobacco. Decant it to release its full aromatic potential and complexity.
Aged twelve months in oak and rested in bottle for six years, this is for fans of meaty, rich wines – think Bordeaux, Rioja, Napa Cabernet. This has layers of flavor and complexity. We drank a bottle with glazed ribs off the grill and were in heaven.
Drink now or cellar for another 5-10 years for glorious results. Free shipping on three bottles.
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